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Market HRBP US, Electronics


A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 

Your Role:

The Market HR Business Partner, US Electronics role is based at our Austin, TX location. You are part of the North American Market HRBP team and report directly into the Head of Market HRBPs US LS East, Electronics & Healthcare.  You support the Electronics business which includes several locations, which are primarily manufacturing operations.  You will support business leaders on key employee lifecycle topics and deploy, implement, and communicate on HR Portfolio Solutions.


As a Market HR Business Partner, you will:

  • Delivers operational people solutions and support for all employee lifecycle solutions in collaboration with Market Solutions Partners leveraging the existing solutions portfolio and frameworks.
  • Supports labor relations, grievances, investigations, and adherence to collective bargaining agreements in the Dallas TX location
  • Deploys & implements HR solutions including onboarding, people development, compensation & benefits, labor relations in alignment with the responsible solution owners and according to the HR Mandate
  • Translates local and market requirements by partnering with Sector Business Partners & Market HR leadership to translate business requirements into operational plans reflecting local labor regulations and implementing the strategies locally. Ensure legal compliance on people and HR matters.
  • Consults with line managers and provides enablement on our HR Portfolio Solutions to help shape the desired talent and performance culture in the various site and drives the necessary change
  • Implement employee-centric people topics with a focus on key Market (country) topics
  • Ensures that employee & manager experience is properly addressed and continuously improved through the adoption of technology and enhanced solutions designed in Innovation HR as well as through consulting and enablement offerings
  • Be involved in project management work that influences business and HR strategy
  • Act as a customer contact to the business leaders & managers in applicable sites with regards to HR Solutions to make their business successful
  • Contributes to the business strategies by proactively addressing the people dimension on a local level in alignment with the company’s people and HR strategy
  • Assures strategic alignment & successful collaboration with critical internal stakeholder groups in the organization
  • Leverage our Merck Business Services HR Colleagues for completion of transactional tasks
  • Educate and promote manager self service capabilities



Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of working collaboratively and communicating successfully in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment. Solution- and future-oriented thinking.
  • Independently recognizes the need for additional data. Collects and leverages HR Analytics to enhance knowledge and understanding
  • Leverages data and technology to drive positive employee experience
  • Change agent and demonstrates change management experience
  • Ability to persuade and influence senior stakeholders through sound arguments and building emotional commitment to take ownership for people topics
  • Demonstrated experience in critical thinking to understand the impact of decisions across the organization and how to drive broader solutions
  • Asks the right questions to gather knowledge about a situation and questions assumptions through data insight-driven advice.
  • Applies common sense to learn about best-practices to draw conclusions on how to approach a new situation or problem.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to translate complex information into succinct and impactful communication.  Ability to apply effective communication techniques, engage in focused dialogue, and demonstrate good listening skills. Ability to present to small and large groups at all levels of the organization and deal with unexpected questions and challenges while presenting.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative environment built on trust and mutual respect.
  • Team-orientation, collaboration and best practice sharing.
  • Ability to present ideas and decisions in an unbiased balanced way based on fact, legal guidance, and risk assessment that gains understanding, alignment buy in and/or agreement.
  • Knowledge of recruitment processes (sourcing, interviewing, assessment and selection) and ability to work cross functionally to drive sourcing and talent acquisition strategies in partnership with the Talent Solutions Partners
  • Strong level of knowledge of employee relations principles, practices, methods, and programs.  Strong knowledge and understanding of federal and state employment and labor laws, regulations, procedures, and standards.  Ability to utilize knowledge to make critical decisions while ensuring legally sound solutions that protect the company against risk.  
  • Excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint Skills
  • Position will require some regional travel




What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture.  You can also apply and find more information at
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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

Job Requisition ID:  252177
Location:  Austin
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our Candidate Services team at 844-655-6466 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday. If you are a resident of a Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request.  You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.

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